Taylor Kurtz has a Doctorate of Psychology in School-Community Psychology from Hofstra University and is a Certified School Psychologist. She specializes in working with children with Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorder. At the Southfield Center, Taylor sees individual patients and leads social skills groups for the SuperKids program for children ages five to 16. Taylor has worked as a classroom aide in a Montessori style elementary school, school psychologist at the high school level as well as in an outpatient hospital setting. Currently, Taylor is the school psychologist at Darien High School’s alternative program, Fitch Academy.
Taylor has additionally graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English from The George Washington University.
School psychologist at the high school level
- PsyD in School-Community Psychology
- Experience working with children and adults ages 11 to 25
- Specialization in Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and influenced by training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
I have a profound interest in pulling from various types of therapy, including CBT and DBT, to treat patients, specifically dealing with anxiety. Furthermore, I am passionate about working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, running social skills groups and collaborating with professionals in other disciplines. Working in a team atmosphere is motivating for me. The dedication from the families that come into the Southfield Center is especially inspiring. Seeing the progress made after each session with a student fills me with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
-St. Francis of Assisi